It’s not the Blaze Red we were hoping for – but it’s a new color for the OnePlus 5 nonetheless. Today OnePlus 5 revealed the Soft Gold edition of the OnePlus 5. This version is similar to that of the OnePlus 3T Soft Gold edition – but it’s just a TINY bit different. This version of the OnePlus 5 is limited edition and will be made available immediately if not soon.
The OnePlus 5 in Soft Gold works with a new sandblasting technique, according to OnePlus, to make the device look different. OnePlus suggests that “by further developing our sandblasting process, the finish of the OnePlus 5 Soft Gold is 30% finer than that of previous OnePlus Soft Gold devices.” It’s finer – so super fine, it must be so super duper fine.
Up close and personal it does look like this device is quite interesting to behold. We’ve not yet held this device in our own hands, so there’s no guarantee that the device is as delightful to behold as these renderings suggest – but we’ll see! For now there’s a bunch of prices we need to peek at.
OnePlus said today that the limited edition OnePlus 5 Soft Gold will come in a 6GB RAM edition with 64GB internal storage. It’ll be made available at NOON Eastern Time today, the 7th of August. That is also known as 11AM Central Time, 9AM Pacific, 5PM BST, and 6PM CEST.
There’ll also be another new phone on the block – another new edition of the OnePlus 5. This other new version comes in Slate Gray and has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This joins the BLACK version for $539 USD – coming “in the upcoming weeks.”